Gagosian London is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz.
In this body of work, Baselitz continues to explore canine imagery, a theme that has recurred throughout his oeuvre, from his earliest animal paintings to recent work. The dog in his paintings is both a trusted companion and a wild counterpart to the people, interiors, and landscapes of Baselitz’s universe.
The majority of these paintings were completed in Imperia, Italy, during the summer of 2000. While there, Baselitz acquired a large-scale sixteenth-century Italian frame, which inspired him to carve, sculpt, and paint frames for this series.
In a direct allusion to the sculpture/painting dichotomy of the northern European school of paintings of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, these works combine the elemental solidity of sculpture with clear atmospheric layers of paint.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with a preface by David Sylvester and an essay by the German philosopher Georg Simmel.
Georg Baselitz: What if...
Richard Calvocoressi narrates a tour of an exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz in San Francisco, describing the visual effect of these luminous compositions and explaining their relationship to earlier works by the artist.
Artist to Artist: Georg Baselitz and Zeng Fanzhi
On the occasion of Georg Baselitz: Years later at Gagosian, Hong Kong, Zeng Fanzhi composed a written foreword for the exhibition’s catalogue and a video message to the German painter. Baselitz wrote a letter of thanks to the Chinese artist for his insightful thoughts.
Georg Baselitz: Life, Love, Death
Richard Calvocoressi writes on the painter’s latest bodies of work, detailing the techniques employed and their historical precedents.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2020
The Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.
On the occasion of a career-spanning exhibition at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Richard Calvocoressi tracks the evolution of Georg Baselitz’s development from his early education in East Germany to his revelatory trip to Florence, in 1965, and beyond.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Extended through March 23, 2019
January 24–March 23, 2019
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